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Sep 17, 2006, 11:35 PM
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Link: The iPod accessory industry reacts to the new iPods (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060918003543)
Description:: iProng asked iPod accessory manufacturers for their thoughts on Apple's newly announced iPods last week, including all three new iPod models, iTunes 7, the Movie Store, and the upcoming iTV device...

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dornoforpyros
Sep 18, 2006, 12:29 AM
why even bother with this articles? these are all companies with vested financial interest in the iPod so of course their not gonna say anything rude.

I guess I just don't consider a whole page of "this is a great progression for the iPod, we're excited to revamp our products in the coming weeks" to be very insightful reading. :rolleyes:

billpalmer
Sep 18, 2006, 12:39 AM
why even bother with this articles? these are all companies with vested financial interest in the iPod so of course their not gonna say anything rude.

That's why we asked specific questions such as which of their existing iPod nano accessories are compatible with the new nano, whether they plan on offering accessories for the new shuffle now that it's so tiny, etc. This wasn't just an exercise in fluff.

And as far as the frankness of their answers, one company responded that they preferred the old nano, and another responded that the shuffle should be discontinued, so these aren't exactly all press release-style answers :)

Chundles
Sep 18, 2006, 01:01 AM
Question One: Which of today's three iPod revisions excites you the most and why?


"None. I will prefer the old nano."
- Don Ang, Boomwave Products



"None."
- James H. Lee, Jr., President, Tropical Software


Question Two: Which of your company's current iPod nano accessories do you expect you'll need to revise to be compatible with the new Second Generation nano? Are there any of your accessories you've been able to confirm will in fact be compatible?


"Definitely, we will come out with Podstar Diablo series 2 and few other designs to compatible with new Second Generation nano."
- Don Ang, Boomwave Products



"My accessory is software and I pray none!"
- James H. Lee, Jr., President, Tropical Software


Question Three: Considering the tiny size of the new iPod shuffle, do you believe the shuffle still needs to be accessorized? If so, are you planning on offering accessories for it?


"Overall, it’s a cool design but I don’t see a need for iPod shuffle. They should just discontinue with this product line."
- Don Ang, Boomwave Products



"No screen, no note viewing!"
- James H. Lee, Jr., President, Tropical Software


What’s your general reaction to the new iPod nano 2G?


Don Ang, Boomwave Products
Why still can’t view video? Personally, I will prefer the Old nano design.


How do these new products affect your existing iPod products?
When can customers expect updated cases/products?


on Ang, Boomwave Products
With just limited change, I will rather they stick back with the old design and add on new features for iPod Nano, at least our cases will have much longer life spend in the market. We hope our updated cases will come in a month time.


Quotes from iProng (horrible name for a website) and iLounge.

jholzner
Sep 18, 2006, 02:42 AM
another responded that the shuffle should be discontinued, so these aren't exactly all press release-style answers :)

I'm not suprised to hear them say that since they can't make any accessories for it! I think it's a great product and I think it will sell extremely well. I have a nano and I'm thinking about getting a shuffle now.